People who have unwanted hair removed by laser are becoming increasingly popular. There are plenty of places that offer laser hair reduction services. It can be easy for anyone to enter such a facility and get hair removed. However, it can be extremely beneficial for people to see a dermatologist for laser hair reduction treatments.
Before going any further, it is important to define a dermatologist and what he or she does. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a dermatologist is a doctor who has a special focus in treating nails, hair, skin and mucous membranes.
In order to become a dermatologist, an individual needs to receive further education besides a bachelor’s degree. In fact, it is necessary for an individual to receive medical school training. Finally, after becoming a doctor, there is an internship and a dermatology program that is required before he or she becomes a certified dermatologist. Dermatologists must go through extensive education and training to become specialized in their field. This is what helps them understand the underlying causes, issues and treatment options available for skin, hair and nail disorders.
The safety of the skin itself can be overlooked in an effort to remove hair from a body. People can have stretch marks, enlarged skins pores and other factors that need to be considered before laser treatment. If or when there is a question that needs to be addressed, a dermatologist can be of service in terms of providing solid answers and giving practical leadership as to what to next with a patient.
When it is time to use laser treatment in order to remove unwanted hair, several areas of the skin may need to be tested. There are variables that can cause a change in terms of the power, pulse frequency and size of a laser. A dermatologist understands what laser levels are safe for a particular individual and can ensure that the laser work is done properly. Since many laser hair reduction treatments need several visits, a dermatologist pays close attention to how the skin has received the laser work. If there are any challenges during the laser treatment process, a dermatologist can make necessary adjustments in order to provide comfort to the individual as well as to his or her skin.
If you are interested in laser hair reduction, our medical clinicians at Dermatology Associates are here to help. We are specially trained in areas of the skin, hair and nails and can offer safe and effective treatment for laser hair reduction. To schedule your consultation, contact Dermatology Associates today or stop by one of our three area locations: Norwood, Foxboro and Franklin.